cox-2 inhibitor

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cox-2 inhibitor:

see nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugnonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug,
a drug that suppresses inflammation in a manner similar to steroids, but without the side effects of steroids; commonly referred to by the acronym NSAID .
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Several factors are involved, including COX-2 selectivity, dosage, half-life, impact on blood pressure, and interaction with aspirin.
A NSAID with a low COX-2 selectivity should be the preferred choice (see above).
From there, the remaining steps entail prescribing NSAIDs with increasing degrees of COX-2 selectivity, ending with the COX-2 selective NSAIDs, if necessary.